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‘I am not dead’: Ex Deputy Governor Elton Georges CMG, OBE

- Government & Family cleared the air on rumours of the demise of the longest serving Deputy Governor
Contrary to reports circulating on social media, ailing former Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr Elton Georges CMG OBE is alive. Photo: VINO/File
Current Deputy Governor (DG) David D. Archer Jr paid a visit in hospital to the former DG Mr Elton Georges CMG OBE on March 27, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
Current Deputy Governor (DG) David D. Archer Jr paid a visit in hospital to the former DG Mr Elton Georges CMG OBE on March 27, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
Former Deputy Governors Mrs Rosalie Adams, left, and Mrs R. Dancia Penn-Sallah OBE, QC, right, also visited the hospitalised former Deputy Governor Mr Elton Georges CMG OBE. Photo: GIS/VINO
Former Deputy Governors Mrs Rosalie Adams, left, and Mrs R. Dancia Penn-Sallah OBE, QC, right, also visited the hospitalised former Deputy Governor Mr Elton Georges CMG OBE. Photo: GIS/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Confusion and misinformation circulated like wildfire from Wednesday March 28, 2018 that the ailing former Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr Elton Georges CMG, OBE had died.

There were also many calls to our newsroom claiming this to be a fact, however, knowing our policy of thorough verification of information posted on the site, we found it not to be the case following our own investigations.

In fact, what we gathered is there may have been a mix-up in names with that of the late Virgin Gorda businessman, captain and pioneer Edwin A. George, who died on March 28, 2018, with that of Elton Georges.

Current Deputy Governor (DG) David D. Archer Jr, cleared up the confusion and paid a visit to the former DG Mr Georges on March 27, 2018. Mr Georges is currently a patient at Peebles Hospital in Road Town, the capital city.

Mr Archer, who is now acting Governor, was accompanied by former Deputy Governors Mrs Dancia Penn-Sallah OBE, QC and Mrs Rosalie Adams, according to a Government Information Service (GIS) statement.

Mr Georges was grateful to be greeted by the current and former Deputy Governors, according to the same statement.

God has not called me home- Georges

In addition, Mr Georges, who is the longest serving Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands [1983-2003] and [2007-2008], stated: “Ladies and gentlemen of the Virgin Islands, I would like to take the opportunity of the untimely announcement of my mortal end to let my family, friends and the wider community know, that I am still very much alive. While I am experiencing some serious health challenges, I am comforted in knowing that the Lord that I serve has not yet called me home.”

Mr Georges, a retired civil servant who also served as the Territory’s first Complaints Commissioner [2009-2015], also added: “I do get a chance to hear of the happenings of our community and if I may, I would like to say to the men and women serving in our Public Service, that you must be ones to help our Territory move out of our current state into an arena that spurs on growth, opportunities for Virgin Islanders, and services that treat one and all with dignity and respect.”

The information surrounding his ailment was not disclosed in the public statement issued by GIS.

10 Responses to “‘I am not dead’: Ex Deputy Governor Elton Georges CMG, OBE”

  • just wrong (30/03/2018, 15:37) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    Really good to hear. Mr Georges is one of the most well trusted and special person that represents the BVI so well in every aspect.
  • @ @ @ @ (30/03/2018, 15:42) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good to hear
  • cay (30/03/2018, 17:29) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Long live Elton Georges and VINO
  • pat (30/03/2018, 20:22) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    well who started the rumors it was the same government
  • Reader (30/03/2018, 21:58) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not sure why everyone got twisted in a knot. Glad he is alive, albiet not very well. Clearly there was confusion when Edwin George aka Speedy passed with Elton George(s). Not many know Mr. Speedy by his real name.
  • whatating (30/03/2018, 22:04) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    To: Mr Elton Georges:-May you L.I.P.
    (Live in Peace)
  • Yes (31/03/2018, 00:53) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    He wont go and leave that biwater money
  • Hear Here! (31/03/2018, 08:10) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Glad to know you're still here, Mr. Georges!
    May The Lord who gives you Life continue to Give it more Abundantly!
  • jack (01/04/2018, 14:47) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I never knew people have to announce when they are still alive lol this is a new one!!!


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